About EWIC

The Essential Worker Immigration Coalition (EWIC) has been intimately involved with the legislative process and has been working closely with key Congressional members to shape and draft practical immigration reform legislation.

EWIC supports a comprehensive immigration reform measure that:

  • Addresses both future economic needs for future workers through the creation of a guest worker program and practically addresses the estimated 7-11 million undocumented workers already in the United States.
  • Creates an immigration system that functions efficiently for employers, workers, and government agencies.
  • Creates a program that allows hard working, tax paying undocumented workers to earn legal status.
  • Ensures that U.S. workers are not displaced by foreign workers.
  • Ensures that all workers enjoy the same labor law protections.
  • Strengthens national security by providing for the screening of foreign workers and creating a disincentive for illegal immigration.
  • Strengthens the rule of law by establishing clear, sensible immigration laws that are efficiently and vigorously enforced.

Mission Statement

The Essential Worker Immigration Coalition (EWIC) is a coalition of businesses, trade associations, and other organizations from across the industry spectrum concerned with the shortage of both lesser skilled and unskilled (“essential worker”) labor. EWIC stands ready to work with the Administration and Congress to push forward on important immigration reform issues.

EWIC supports policies that facilitate the employment of essential workers by U.S. companies and organizations. Current immigration law largely prevents the hiring of foreign essential workers. EWIC supports reform of US immigration policy to facilitate a sustainable workforce for the American economy while ensuring our national security and prosperity.

Members

  • Action Visa Assistance
  • American Health Care Association
  • American Horse Council
  • American Nursery & Landscape Association
  • American Staffing Association
  • American Trucking Associations
  • California Landscape Contractors Association
  • California Professional Association of Specialty Contractors
  • Federation of Employers & Workers of America
  • Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
  • National Club Association
  • National Electrical Contractors Association
  • National Multi Housing Council
  • Professional Landcare Network
  • Retail Industry Leaders Association
  • Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
  • Society of American Florists
  • The Tree Care Industry Association
  • United Fresh Produce Association
  • Independent Electrical Contractors
  • National Council of Chain Restaurants
  • American Hotel & Lodging Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • American Meat Institute
  • Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Associated General Contractors of America
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • ImmigrationWorks USA
  • International Franchise Association
  • National Apartment Association
  • National Association of Home Builders
  • National Association of Manufacturers
  • National Retail Federation
  • National Roofing Contractors Association
  • Small Business Workforce Alliance
  • Outdoor Amusement Business Association
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce